British Break: Torquay Holiday Accommodation
Torquay is a beautiful UK seaside town on the coast of Devon and offers a relaxing break, whatever the time of year. Famous for its sandy beaches on the “English Riviera”, Torquay makes a gorgeous holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. The town's claim to fame is being the setting of popular 1970s television series Fawlty Towers, but Torquay holiday apartments are far from the chaos and mess of Basil Fawlty's accommodation! Sprawling as far as the eye can see along the coast, no two Torquay holiday cottages are ever the same, each one has their own unique character and charm, one to suit every possible taste, lifestyle and budget.
Wonderful beach holidays in your homecountry - Torquay holidays
Some of the most popular beaches include: Maidencombe Beach, Anstey's Cove and Meadfoot Beach, to name but a few. Expect beautifully clear water and excellent facilities along the palm-lined coast of Torquay. The tourist attractions do not disappoint and fully live up to their fame. Torquay is steeped in rich history and visitors can see the Kents Cavern- a prehistoric cave, home of ancient humans almost 700,000 years ago. Authors Agatha Christie and Beatrix Potter are among the famous visitors to the inspirational caves. If you are renting Torquay holiday homes as a family, there are plenty of children-based activities to keep the little ones entertained. On the harbour lies a coastal zoo and aquarium, with exciting exhibits and a range of animals. Other attractions include the Babbacombe Model Village - regarded as one of the finest model villages in the UK – and the Torre Abbey – a monastery built in 1196.
Torquay holiday rentals: the perfect coastal getaway
Whilst staying in a Torquay holiday home, take time to sample the delicious local cuisine. Locally sourced seafood and meats are available in most restaurants. There is a great selection of English and international restaurants. The local ingredients are readily available to purchase in shops, meaning it is also possible to cook and share meals together in a self-catering Torquay holiday cottage. Visitors are also spoiled with a vast number of pubs, bars and wine bars spread across the coast. These range from traditional English inns to sleek and modern cocktail bars.
Torquay enjoys a mild climate and, as a result, some species of palm tree grow along the coast. The seaside resort has been awarded three European blue flags, indicating that the beaches are some of the cleanest in the UK. Torquay really is the ultimate beach holiday jewel of the UK. If you enjoy your holiday accommodation in Torquay, other recommended seaside towns in the UK worth visiting include Brighton, on the south-east coast, or Shanklin, on the idyllic Isle of Wight.